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HTML Meta Tags

The meta tags primarily serve to provide meta information about the HTML document. In simpler terms, meta tags are meant to supply general information about the document to the search engines without being displayed to the web surfer by the browser.

There are several search engines that continue to use the content & name attributes of meta tags to index the web pages. The “content attribute” of meta tags is the place where keywords or phrases are placed. In order to gain rankings in the search engines, it is essential to place popular, relevant & important keywords within the content attribute. The name attribute contains the name of the type of meta tag being used.
Example:

<head>

<meta name="keywords" content="keyword1, keyword2, keyword3, etc" />

</head>

Just like the keywords can be specified in the content attribute, it can also contain the description, which is a small paragraph of a line or two describing a web page for the search engines.

Example:

<head>

<meta name="description" content="This is my description." />

</head>

Besides these common meta tags, there is yet another meta tag called “revised” that records the date of the last update done on the site.

Example:

<head>

<meta name="revised" content="The last update was done on: 1/1/2010" />

</head>
 

HTML Tip 1

Use only hexadecimal #RGB values for colors. The behavior of named colors is browser-idiosyncratic and totally unpredictable.
 
 

HTML Tip 2

You can resize your images without a graphics program by changing the HEIGHT and WIDTH in your image tag.